Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

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In Conversation Series

Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

3:00pm to 5:00pm Cowles Auditorium | Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Thank you for joining us on June 7th for the Robina Institute's In Conversation“Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System,” at the University of Minnesota.
Video Available Below: We're pleased to present the video for "Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System." 

Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

Numerous studies have found that African Americans, Native Americans, and other racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately represented in prison and jail populations relative to their numbers in the general population.  Similar disparities are found at earlier stages of criminal justice processing, beginning with investigatory stops and arrests by the police, and all of these disparities are worse in Minnesota than for the nation as a whole.  What accounts for these persistent disparities, and what can be done about them?  Some observers see such disparities as the product of overt and implicit bias by criminal justice officials and policy makers; others claim that such disparities primarily reflect racial and ethnic differences in criminal offending.

Continuing Legal Education: Elimination of Bias Credits

  • This event was approved for 2 Elimination of Bias Credits
  • For In-Person and Livestream viewing use Event Code: 222036
  • For On Demand viewing, use event code: 222037

Watch this In Conversation Below

Speakers & Moderators

  • Richard S. Frase Richard S. Frase

    Co-Director, Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

  • Rhys Hester Rhys Hester

    Research Fellow in Sentencing Law and Policy

  • Kedar Hickman Kedar Hickman

    Program Manager, Ujamaa Place

  • Perry Moriearty Perry Moriearty

    Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law

  • Myron Orfield Myron Orfield

    Director, Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity

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